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The Boys of 1936 Tour

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Fans of Daniel James Brown’s New York Times bestseller, The Boys in the Boat, now have a unique opportunity to get an inside look at the Washington Rowing boathouse and the team that is the legacy of the famed 1936 crew. The tour will include...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3896 Walla Walla Road Seattle WA 98195, Entry way of Conibear Shellhouse in University of Washington campus, Seattle, WA 98195-0001
+1 206-685-8558
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This will be a day I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Most of the people on this tour have read “Boys in the Boat” and want to see and experience more of crew. The guide is excellent, a graduate of the program and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NealHines
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Wonderful location for something different to do! The next time I have out-of-town guests, I will definitely consider taking them on this tour. Most of the tour is indoors so you don't have to worry about the weather. Lucky for us it was a gorgeous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed December 25, 2018

Melanie is a wonderful, passionate and knowledgeable tour guide; it helps that she is also a UW crew alum. The tour can take up to two hours, and covers among other topics, the rowing history of UW. Very informative and highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tusharjm
Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

The tour included an explanation of the sport of rowing and a tour of the current, modern shellhouse with its boats, training facilities, and memorabilia of the proud history of the UW crew, especially the 1936 crew that won gold at the Berlin Olympics. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Toured the new crew building and saw new shells and new training equipment with explanations from the inspiring and informative Melanie of the 2016 UW Women's Varsity 8. But there is a beauty and wonder seeing the craftsmanship of the George Pocock 1936 Olympic winning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank moises2020
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Melanie is a fantastic tour guide and is obviously passionate about rowing and the rowing history at the UW. We learned a lot about the sport of rowing, and interesting information about the boys of 1936. Very cool to see the Husky Clipper, the gold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matthew B
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Melanie combined the history of the boys with the history of rowing at UW and her own experiences on the team. I loved the book and the tour just topped it all off! Highly recommend it especially if you enjoyed the book.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I was unexplicably drawn to rowing, so rowed recreationally in the seattle area and then read the “boys in the boat” book. I had to step away because of an unrelated injury and Melanie’s tour reminded me of all the reasons why I miss rowing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GlobeTrotting598961
Reviewed October 27, 2018

As fans of the book this tour far exceeded our expectations. The tour guide Melanie is passionate about this story and rowing. Her stories added to the narrative of a great novel! Listening to her talk about “swing”, Pocock wisdom, being part of a team...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I both read the book and we're delighted to find a guided tour. Very special to see "the boat" and to stand in the loft where it was made. A must do for anyone who has read the book. Thanks for the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Amy P | Reviewed this property |
Their website (sorry, Trip Advisor won't let me put the link in my answer - look at the listing again and you will see a link to the website in the upper right area) indicates every weekend. You can also buy tickets through... More